Lesley Turner ‘Valuing Women’s Work’ 81″ x 62″, composted, hand stitching; cotton
An afternoon tea cloth was left under a maple tree during fall to be incorporated into the decay cycle. After many hours of washing, ironing and stitching the work goes largely unnoticed as the restored cloth is sacrificed again to protect furniture while the hostess serves tea to her guests. This installation is a metaphor for much of women’s work not accounted for in our national accounts system.
Likewise, Catherine Whyte’s engagement dress, shoes and portrait inspired Ingrid Lincoln’s panel. The artist statement reads: ‘This is a homage to Catherine Whyte. A strong personality in a soft guise.’
The curators Michale Lang and Mary-Beth Laviolette did a very good job pairing and arranging artifacts from the Whyte collection with Articulation’s art works.